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Spicy Kerala Fish cuisine
this weekend my hubby wanted to have his favorite fish curry, meen pattichathu, a very popular dish from kerala. i have seen my mom-in-law preparing this dish when ever we visited cochin. the specialty of this dish is its fiery look and the hot n sour taste. oily fishes like mackerel, king fish , sardines, pomfret are commonly used ; the oil of the fish enhances the flavor of this dish. to reduce the spice level and enhance the look of the dish, kashmiri red chili powder can be used, i have used both, ie red chili powder and kashmiri chili powder for this recipe.kudampuli, also known as malabar tamarind/fish tamarind is used in this recipe. can substitute with normal tamarind. it's best if cooked in a clay pot and served with steamed tapioca/ steamed rice .